Four Months to Christmas

12Howdy and Happy Back-to-School for many of you! Today is the 24th and that means there are only 4 months left until Christmas!

Of course, if you saw the countdown clock in the town square here at the North Pole you’d think Christmas is still 9 months away.

That countdown clock has never been off before but today I saw it as I was walking in to work. It said “Happy 24th! There are 9 months until Christmas!”

Well, that’s not right.

In fact, there are a lot of little “not right” things going on at the North Pole right now. The clock is just one of them.

I’d tell you the other weird things going on but Santa said I better stop talking about them. He is a little worried about our Merry Prankster. He says the fact that we can’t figure out who is doing this stuff is not a good sign.

I say the bigger worry is that Santa is worried. We don’t see that happen very much.

In other news, the North Pole is crawling with new reindeer. Every year for a whole week Santa lets the 1-year-old reindeer visit the North Pole with their parents.

They are so very excited to be here. We only have them for a week but they are so much fun. It is surprising to see them come back as trainees as 2-year-olds because they grow so much in that time. The 2-year-olds come in for training in October and some of them may be good enough to actually fly on Christmas Eve.

Elf Ernest

5 Months to Christmas


Christmas eve is just 5 months from now. WOW! Go crazy!

You might be involved in a lot of un-Christmas-like activity right now. It might be hard to think of making snowballs or hanging stockings where you are but here at the North Pole we’re up to our necks in Christmas.

You see, it’s summer for us but we found the North Pole Community swimming pool filled with an odd looking liquid the other day and at first everyone was afraid to even go near it. Then, when they said it was filled with eggnog, you should have seen the rush to jump into the pool!

Yes, we emerged from it a big sticky mess but it was such a cool idea that nobody seemed to think about it. Everyone just jumped in.

Well, it’s been drained now and everyone had a good time – but now everyone wants to know: who did it?

Santa is actually a little unhappy about all that wasted eggnog, to tell you the truth. It’s not like that stuff can be put in a bottle again and served at the table, you know?

But that’s another part of the mystery.

Where did anyone get enough eggnog to fill the pool? And how did they fill the pool with eggnog without getting caught?

This is like the 2nd or 3rd epic prank pulled here at the North Pole this year.

This Mystery Prankster, whoever he might be, is quickly becoming a hero at the North Pole.

But nobody will admit to being the one doing this stuff.

North Pole police are now investigating.

Elf Ernest

Santa’s Replay Just Hours Away

cij12Celebrate Christmas in July with us all weekend as we replay the 50-hour radio broadcast that aired on Kringle Radio last Christmas as we tracked Santa around the world.

Beginning at 5am EST Saturday, July 23rd just return here to Santa Update for the link to listen for FREE!

As you are aware we track Santa every day of the year. But once it gets close to Christmas we go crazy for it. Working with Kringle Radio the elves in the News Department here at the North Pole send out spotters to locations around the world. As Christmas Eve dawns in the South Pacific we begin broadcasting for 50 consecutive hours counting down the hours to Santa’s launch, listening to fabulous Christmas music, and talking to Santa believers from around the world.

Every fifteen minutes we update with news live from the North Pole inclusive of Santa’s launch and we follow him as he makes his merry flight. Listen in all this weekend to hear what you missed last Christmas Eve and to get you ready for Christmas 2016.

Elf Ernest

Enjoy a Replay of Santa’s Ride this Saturday

cij10As part of our Christmas in July celebrations this weekend we’re going to do something super fun — we’re going to replay the broadcast from the North Pole of Santa’s ride last Christmas.

In case you missed it, starting on December 23rd, we began a live world-wide broadcast of Christmas news and music starting when Christmas Eve dawned in the far South Pacific — and we kept broadcast all the way until Christmas morning — more than 50 consecutive hours!

While many thousands listened to us around the globe we know there were many who could not. So this, we feel, is a very appropriate and special way to spend a little Christmas in July.

And why not? You have no school this weekend, correct? Come along with us on the 23rd of July and listen like it is the 23rd of December! It’s fun, it’s magical, and you get to know what Christmas Eve is like all around the world as elves everywhere check in before, during and after Santa’s famous ride.

Keep your browser right here on for more details!

Elf Ernest

What You Don’t Know About Rudolph

cij9What can I possibly tell you about Rudolph that you don’t already know?

Everyone knows Rudolph’s very famous story.

But there is a lot more to Rudolph than all the songs and the books and the tv shows can say.

For example, did you know that Rudolph can’t swim? It’s true. He doesn’t like to talk about it very much but it’s true. Rudolph doesn’t even like the water. There’s really no explaining it. Santa has himself spent a lot of time with Rudolph in a pool, trying to teach him to swim. But Rudolph just tells Santa that water is for ducks, not reindeer.

Rudolph does like stamps, however. In fact, he has a very large stamp collection. Ever since he started traveling with Santa all over the world Rudolph wanted to find a way to collect something from all over the world that would help him remember each place. Once, when Santa was visiting a village in Poland, Rudolph went along and a little boy there told him about collecting stamps. He showed Rudolph some of his collection that he kept in a little book. Rudolph thought that was really cool so he started to collect stamps.

When Rudolph flies with Santa on Christmas he doesn’t have time to look for stamps everywhere he goes. But when he comes back from his Christmas ride with Santa he will stop by the North Pole post office and talk to Elf Hugo. He will give Hugo a list of stamps from places that he wants to remember. It takes Hugo a few days but he can usually dig up discarded envelopes with stamps from kids that send letters to Santa from those places. This is how Rudolph builds up his stamp collection.

Rudolph takes the envelopes and carefully removes the stamps from them. Then he puts them into a book, writing down the memory of his experience with Santa there. Over the years Rudolph has filled his book with hundreds of stories and thousands of stamps from places all over the world. I doubt there are any rare stamps in Rudolph’s book but it is quite the impressive collection and I am sure one day Rudolph’s collection will be considered one of the most unique in history.

On Santa’s ride last year we learned something else about Rudolph that was not widely known. Click the player below to listen to that report.

Elf Ernest